Sept. 14, 2022
Wine & Beer Passport is Your Ticket to Winter Fun
The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport is an enjoyable way to celebrate winter – a treasure map to great wineries and breweries throughout Surry County in NC wine country.
Aug. 31, 2022
New Chapter for NC's First Organic Vineyard
NC's first USDA certified organic vineyard has begun a new chapter. Patrick and Wendy McNabb have taken over as owners of Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery.
June 18, 2022
Hungry for History? Highway Marker Leads the Way
The national Hungry for History highway marker program has raised its fork of recognition to Surry County’s signature dessert, sonker. Sonker is a hybrid between a cobbler and a deep-dish pie and has its own food trail.
April 9, 2022
May is Wine Festival Month in Yadkin Valley
Enjoy two Yadkin Valley wine festivals each May in North Carolina wine country. The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Budbreak Wine Festival showcase good times and great wines.
March 19, 2022
8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Yadkin Valley
Looking for things to do on a rainy day in the Yadkin Valley towns of Mount Airy, Elkin, Pilot Mountain and Dobson? Check out this list of the Top 8 rainy day activities that will keep the whole family entertained.
Feb. 5, 2022
Finding Ale Along the Trail: These Yadkin Valley Wineries Serve Craft Beer
Here's a list of Yadkin Valley wineries that serve craft beers and ales in their tasting rooms. After all, not everyone who visits North Carolina vineyards is a wine aficionado.
Jan. 24, 2022
Art, Music & Friendly Folks: Surry County’s Blue Ridge Craft Trail
Meet renowned artists, discover unique crafts and experience small-town charm on the Blue Ridge Craft Trail of Surry County. This curated trail is one of several to be officially recognized by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
Nov. 13, 2021
Cozy Yadkin Valley Fire Pits Along the Surry Wine Trail
Several wineries along the Surry County Wine Trail offer areas with fire pits, perfect for gathering ’round, telling stories, listening to music and admiring views of the Blue Ridge foothills.
Oct. 29, 2021
Chase the Winter Blues with Yadkin Valley Wine & Beer Passport
The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport provides a fun and economical way to experience North Carolina wine country this winter. Passport holders receive tastings at every participating winery and brewery, plus a distillery.
Sept. 23, 2021
New Sonker Trail Stops Offer Fun, Creative Takes on Traditional Dessert
For those unfamiliar, sonker is a cobbler/pie-like dessert of cooked fruit and crust. Many have liquid batter poured on top the fruit. Others have a rolled dough crust, while some are made on stove top with a dropped-dumpling crust.
June 21, 2021
How Many Wineries are in Yadkin Valley, NC?
Visitors to Surry County here in the heart of NC's Yadkin Valley often ask: How many wineries are in Yadkin Valley? Fortunately, that answer is now available. Find out the number of wineries in NC wine country and see their locations on a map.
June 16, 2021
Sonker Trail Adds Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards
Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards is a natural addition to the Surry Sonker Trail. “Food is powerful, and it can really connect people to an area and its culture,” says general manager Travis Dale.